Fremantle’s first TEDx event will bring some of the city’s top creative thinkers to The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Campus in the city’s West End.
More than 100 people will attend the event – which was sold out within 40 minutes of going online -- at the University’s Drill Hall on September 16.
Ten presenters from all walks of life – including smart cities expert, James Eggleston and Noongar Elder, Noel Nannup, will share ideas on a favourite topic for up to 18 minutes around the theme ‘Perception v. Reality’.
The presentations will then be viewed by a potential 13 million audience via the TEDTalks YouTube channel.
“TEDx Fremantle provides a platform for local people to globally showcase their ideas and innovations to drive positive change,” said organiser Tara De Paolo.
“Our speakers come from diverse backgrounds with ideas, innovations and insights that intersect with Fremantle’s values of sustainability, diversity and social entrepreneurship.
TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less.
It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
TEDx events are a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, combining TED Talks videos with live speakers.
For further information contact Beth Kennedy on (08) 9433 0764 or 0447 038 958.
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